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Inherent in the United States dealings with Muslim-majority countries is the diplomatic relationship with those countries and how the Middle East and Muslims are portrayed to the average citizen at home For most non-Muslim westerners how they viewed the Middle East would be largely dependent on how Islam is portrayed in the media and through other avenues such as educational institutions and online For Muslims living in the United States the portrayal of Muslims after various terrorist attacks perpetrated by extremist Islamic groups would shape their lives in a much more sinister way determining their level of comfort and acceptance within society I want to look into what could be called the rise of Islamophobia in the United States How has Islamophobia in the United States been defined and how did the attacks on September the 11th 2001 impact the political discourse and portrayal of Islam in the US How have Middle Eastern people living in the United States been affected not only by the attacks on September the 11th and resulting increased hostility but before the attacks as well In this paper I argue that the term Islamophobia is a misnomer that fails to capture the racialized attitudes in American society about Middle Eastern people in general no matter their religion I also attempt to give a glimpse into the formation of this view of the Middle East in American society and show how the 911 attacks changed media and political narratives about Islam in some positive and negative ways Finally I talk about the effects these events have had on Middle Eastern people living in the United StatesWhat is Islamophobia Before we can talk about the rise of Islamophobia in the United States it is first helpful to distinguish the meaning of the term and very serious problems with the term itself UC Berkeleys Center for Race and Gender
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